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Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'

Common Name: Santa Barbara Mexican Bush Sage, Velvet Sage

A semi-evergreen shrub that forms a slowly spreading mound, more compact than the species. Dark gray-green leaves are lance-shaped, white and hairy below, and aromatic. Long, sweeping stalks carry two-lipped, bright purple flowers held in fuzzy, deep purple calyxes. Blooms from spring through fall in mild climates. Attracts hummingbirds, other pollinators and beneficial insects. Native to Mexico.

USDA Zone: Zones 8 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 12 - 24; H1, H2

Mature Height: 2 - 3 feet

Mature Width: 2 - 3 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular

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